This is what people who know me have to say:
"It focussed my attention on marketing and made me prioritise it rather as previously I had kept putting it on the back burner as I didn’t have the confidence to get going. Having a regular catch up with Nikki also made me more accountable. Nikki has been really supportive during the past year and has made me feel more confident. She was truly engaged in what I am doing and I felt she was genuinely interested in my work and in me as a person not just a social entrepreneur. As a result we are enrolling more students and will be doubling up course places in January as the demand has now increased mainly due to our joint efforts."
Angela Ryan, Recovery in Mind
"Nikki is a real pleasure to work with - hardworking, thorough attention to detail, creative and above all hugely committed to her clients, the project she's working on and dedicated to making it a success. I worked with Nikki at Breast Cancer UK, together we established the Ambassador programme, where we recruited, trained and supported volunteers to go out into their communities with much needed information and advice to help prevent breast cancer. Nikki's marketing expertise, personal commitment to the project, her compassion, networks and creativity really helped to make this programme a great success. On a personal level, Nikki is simply a lovely person to work alongside - I have no hesitation in recommending Nikki to anyone seeking an ethical marketeer!"
Lynn Ladbrook, CEO, Breast Cancer UK
"Can I please say a HUMUNGOUS THANK YOU!!!! to Nikki for doing such a supreme job while I've been away, you've managed everything so elegantly and seamlessly and I can’t imagine how Fashion Revolution would have turned out this year without you! You quite simply ROCK"
Joss Whipple, Global Coordination Team, Fashion Revolution
“Nikki gave us a huge amount of time and thought. She also helped bring far more clarity to our identity as a charity, our target audiences and our message. These elements went beyond the Wheels at Work campaign itself and are useful for everything we seek to achieve in the charity.”
Charlotte Minoprio, Fundraising Manager, Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research (through Buckinghamshire County Council’s New Futures programme)
“Nikki worked with us to produce a marketing strategy and action plan. This is something that we have never had before and Nikki was able to give us a full review and analysis of current practice and develop a clearly structured framework to improve and develop our marketing in the future. It was a really valuable process and great to have expert advice in an area where we lack professional input.”
Emily Toettcher, Curator, Amersham Museum (through Buckinghamshire County Council’s New Futures programme)
"Nikki has worked with us to put together a marketing plan to launch a new certified organic and fairly traded laundry detergent into the UK market. We have never worked with such a professional marketing consultant. She has given our product a really unique angle in this competitive marketplace and devised a very detailed marketing strategy. On top of this, she also gets things done! She has just organised our whole participation at a major trade show which is coming up in a week's time. There are not enough words to express how impressed we are with Nikki."
Kristof Szotyori-Nagy, Director, Fairliving Ltd
“On behalf of Rebecca and myself, may I thank you for all your time, patience and understanding in getting our marketing plan done and really teaching both of us so much in the process. Your help has been invaluable and I really feel we are a much stronger organisation going forward because of your help."
Rosie Axon, Managing Director, Chiltern Music Therapy (through Buckinghamshire County Council’s New Futures programme)
"Nikki is my mentor through UnLtd’s mentoring scheme. Nikki is fantastic and she is always full of great practical and creative advice - her broad marketing knowledge and skills are invaluable to me and MyKindaCrowd. Nikki is always able to find relevant work examples, which help me relate to and see an end goal. As well as giving advice, she is a great listener and fully understands individual marketing needs. Nothing is too much trouble for Nikki, she is proactive and happy to give advice when her skills are needed. All mentoring sessions are productive and I come away with lots of food for thought! She always puts the time in to prepare for mentoring sessions and follows up after each session. Having now been mentored by Nikki, I feel more confident and am able to put my marketing plans into practice. I would highly recommend Nikki as a mentor - her energy and skills have transformed my approach to work."
Emma O’Connor, Marketing Manager, MyKindaCrowd
"Nikki worked with me and the WTM Head of Communications, Micaela Juarez (who has since left Reed Exhibitions) on the launch of the 2013 Amadeus & WTM Travel Experience Awards. Nikki managed the whole project, which included liaison with our key client, Amadeus. Nikki worked with the WTM Marketing Team to set up pages for these global awards on the WTM website, to promote the awards on social media and via exhibitor communication both by email and at workshops. She co-ordinated all the entries, handled enquiries from potential entrants, undertook telemarketing to UK and overseas exhibitors, ran the judging day and liaised with the VT company for the awards ceremony itself. Nikki handled the project management of the awards in an efficient and responsive way. She worked to our deadlines, which were always tight, and dealt with our clients in a professional manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to any other company seeking event or project management."
Jo Marshall, Regional Account Manager, Reed Travel Exhibitions
"Nikki is inspiring with her indepth marketing knowledge and ability to connect with people. Finding out what their needs are and then address these so that they get the best out of life and for their health. She is a pioneer in understanding health and breast health care in particular. This is a hard area of persuasion and changing a mindset of women who don't want to take preventative self help care. Tenacity and Passion are bywords for Nikki and someone who will work tirelessly for women's health and wellbeing."
Ladey Adey, CEO Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Service
“Organising a breast health talk from Best Think Pink was a very easy process. Every detail was thought of to make it a smooth and hassle free process. I was particularly impressed with the level of communication from Nikki herself, very proactive and helpful without being overwhelming! In terms of the actual talk the consensus was that it was very valuable. We were given a great deal of information on breast health in a way that was neither scary nor patronising. We all felt empowered to make our own choices. I would highly recommend the breast health talk to any organisation that cares about the wellbeing of its staff.”
Holly Jones, Development Advisor, Cosine UK
“Nikki is exactly the right person to be giving these (breast health) presentations, she is very knowledgeable and pitches the information at precisely the right level to make you think about what you have been doing, and what you should be doing. There was a lot of food for thought in the session and everyone was very pleased to have attended.” *Lin Silverman,Facilities and Administration Coordinator, WPP*
"Nikki was an excellent marketing manager for the whole group of 34 stores in 4 countries and I really enjoyed working with her. She devised and implemented an excellent marketing plan whilst she was with us and ensured that we did a number of things very well rather than trying to do a lot of things not that well. We had two very distinct customers, the big and the tall, and Nikki always ensured that she had their needs at the heart of everything she did. She managed a large budget across 4 countries and came in on or under budget for all of them. Her communication skills are excellent and she was very popular with the staff at head office as well as with the shop managers – probably because she always did what she said she would and did it well. I would strongly recommend Nikki and would love to work with her again if the chance arose."
Judith Levy, ex-CEO High and Mighty
"Nikki is the consummate marketing professional, with a firm grasp of the strategy and a beady eye for detail. She has a rare combination of charm and steel that serves her well in even the most testing conditions. What's more, she's a pleasure to work with."
Simon Prichard, ex-Marketing Director, Reed Exhibitions